OCASI Comments on Bill 161, Ontario's first-ever immigration legislation
Ontario Minister of Immigration tabled Ontario’s first ever immigration legislation in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, February 19, 2014. Bill 161, An Act with respect to immigration to Ontario and a related amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 spells out Ontario’s commitment to immigration and its vision for the future, as well as introduce significant changes that will benefit migrant workers and internationally trained health profession immigrants.
The following is OCASI’s quick summary of the highlights. In brief, the Bill enshrines in law certain components announced in Ontario’s Immigration Strategy of November 2012, and certain practices that are already in place.